Parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry to get more rain, low-pressure over Bay of Bengal likely on 22 May

The low pressure is likely to move initially northeastwards and concentrate into a depression over central parts of Bay of Bengal by the morning of 24 May.

ByPTI

Published May 21, 2024 | 9:43 AMUpdatedMay 21, 2024 | 9:43 AM

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Even as a few parts of Tamil Nadu experienced sharp showers on Monday, 20 May, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said a low-pressure system was likely to be formed over the Bay of Bengal around 22 May before concentrating into a depression by the morning of 24 May.

Light to moderate rainfall at many or a few places with isolated heavy to very heavy/ heavy rain with thunderstorms and lightning were likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during the next five days (20 to 24 May), the bulletin said.

“Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over the Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Theni, Dindigul, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur districts and at isolated places over Theni, Virudhunagar and Tenkasi districts,” it said.

A low pressure area is likely to form over Southwest Bay of Bengal around 22 May and it is likely to move initially northeastwards and concentrate into a depression over central parts of Bay of Bengal by the morning of 24 May, the bulletin said.

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